The Department of Homeland Security announced Friday that it will cut more than $400.4 million from its budget to fight terrorism and the opioid crisis, an apparent response to a budget request that calls for $2 billion in cuts to the agency’s operations.
The budget proposal was unveiled on the eve of the first anniversary of the November 2016 terror attacks in Paris, in which 129 people were killed and nearly 350 injured.
The proposal comes as Trump has made the case that he is the only one who can defeat ISIS and restore order to America’s streets.
Trump also wants to dramatically cut federal funding for public education, a move that is expected to exacerbate education disparities between black and white students and exacerbate the opioid epidemic.
The department has already announced $1 billion in savings in education funding over the next 10 years.
The cuts are likely to be much larger, as the department’s budget includes more than 2,500 agencies.
In the proposed budget, the department also wants $7.9 billion to bolster the nation’s military.
The White House has not yet said whether it would provide additional money to the Department of Veterans Affairs or provide additional funding to states that have been hit hard by the opioid and opioid-related deaths.